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Brazilian cooperation in health, education and hunger

In 2006 to contribute to the reduction of hunger, Brazil started a technology transfer program in the food production area. The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) installed its research center in Ghana, where 42 projects are being developed.  Besides training farmers and agricultural technicians, Embrapa is adapting the seeds and techniques used in the cerrado to the African savannah.

In addition to fighting hunger, decisions taken by Lula and Dilma are helping the continent to face another major threat to life: in 2012, a factory of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Mozambique began to produce 260 million units per year of medicines for fight AIDS.

Education also received Brazilian investments. Mozambique is home to the campus of the Open University of Brazil (UAB), which, in 2015, should have 2000 students of Portuguese-speaking countries in math courses, biology, education and public administration.